Prince William Opens Up About Dealing with ‘Sad Families’ as Air Ambulance Pilot
Prince William knows about dealing with families in crisis as an air ambulance pilot for East Anglian, and he talked about the emotional toll it takes on him at times.
He and wife Kate Middleton met with leaders of Young Minds on Thursday, a group that helps parents of children suffering from mental health issues and anxiety, and sat in on some calls into the organization’s helpline. The charity is one of the partners in the royals’ Heads Together campaign.
According to People, William asked the operators, “Can I have an easy one please? I’m carrying a lot of things at the moment. I will be in floods of tears at the end otherwise.”
The prince added, “I’ve had too many sad families with the air ambulance. I can’t deal with any more stuff. Just maybe at the lower level, if I can. I’m steeling myself the best I can.”
It’s been an emotional couple of days for Wills. On Wednesday, he and Kate spent time in Luton with mental health care workers there, and he shared how he still thinks about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, every day.